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2020 (59th)

Highland Games


From: David Abercrombie, Chairman Lesmahagow Highland Games Society

In light of the unfolding national situation, the organising committee of Lesmahagow Highland Games have sadly come to the conclusion that we have no option but to cancel this year’s Games Day and associated events.

We are sure that you will understand that everyone’s safety will always come first, and with significant members of our community potentially being asked to avoid social contact for the next twelve weeks or so (taking us into mid-June), there really is no alternative. We have many groups and suppliers that would require notice and the ability to make other plans, hence the early decision.

Disappointing as this may be, and particularly in light of the village’s businesses and individuals support, as well as a successful fundraising year, the committee can promise that next year’s Games will be well worth the wait.

We also hope that our already-appointed Chieftain, Tartan Queen, Princesses and Clansmen will take their places on stage in June next year…

The committee will communicate directly with those individuals and suppliers concerned – and maybe we can have a big village party event when all of this is over!


David Abercrombie, Keith Orr, Lynn Callan & Allan Brown (LHG Office Bearers) & Committee



Saturday 20th June 2020

The Glebe, Lesmahagow



ON 18th March 2020


SatNav: ML11 0DB


M74 Southbound - JUNCTION 9

M74 Northbound - JUNCTION 10


Games start around 12noon




To register to take part in the Procession or Decorated Scarecrow Competion please contact the Secretary Lynn Callan at or 01555-894514 


Chieftain's Procession

- Abbeygreen



Pipe Bands

Heavy Events, Dancing Display

Junior Athletics, Side Shows

and more events being lined up...


For all trader enquiries - please contact

 Allan Brown, on 07495-168710

We have various pitches available around the Games arena to suit all sizes...

Please state dimensions required and type of stall when making application...



10.40 Floats assemble at Woodpark Primary School Car Park

11.00 Judging of the Floats

11.15 Chieftain's Procession leaves Woodpark Primary School 

11.40 Chieftain's Procession leaves Turfholm

11.45 Chieftain's Procession on Abbeygreen

12.00 Chieftain's Procession arrives The Glebe

12.15 Crowning Event - Main Stage

12.25 Chieftian Opens 59th Highland Games

12.30 Heavyweight Contest begins

12.30 Pipe Bands Commence

13.00 Backhold Wrestling Contest begins

​13.00 Highland Dancing Display Commences

13.30 Gymnastics Display Commences 

14.00 Junior Athletics

16.30 Finale: Massed Assembly of Pipe Bands and Salute to the Chieftain

​16.35 Chieftain's Address & Prize Giving

​16.45 Bands Beat the Retreat on Abbeygreen 

Please Note: All timings are approximate

please arrive early to avoid disappointment!



A few still available at £2 each

Tel 07702-684214

Lots of Photos from last year's Games & Procession...


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